Cheap flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka

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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Sri Lanka

All the information you need to plan the best null to CMB flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Sri Lanka flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sri Lanka.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

To save on the cost of your flight from South Africa to Sri Lanka, book at least 18 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R11 743 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R12 454.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Sri Lanka (ZA - LK)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka as you normally would.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Sri Lanka?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Sri Lanka. Flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa in May are about R11 472 on average during May, but can be found for as low as R7 493.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Sri Lanka flights in October, November
29 Nov - 10 Dec
R8 500pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Nov - 1 Dec
R9 374pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Nov - 30 Nov
R9 433pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

South Africa to Sri Lanka 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa found for this year
29 Nov - 10 Dec
R8 500pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Nov - 1 Dec
R9 374pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Nov - 30 Nov
R9 433pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka

Late deals on return flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa, departing today and this week
4 Nov - 12 Nov
R124 717pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
4 Nov - 12 Nov
R124 910pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
CMB
Colombo Bandaranaike Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Sri Lanka from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka
13:10 - 11:15
Turkish Airlines
2 stops
41h 35m
CPT - CMB
Turkish Airlines
R7 686
15:25 - 11:05
Qatar Airways
1 stop
16h 10m
JNB - CMB
Qatar Airways
R9 581
Travelgenio
10:30 - 20:25
Etihad Airways
2 stops
30h 25m
CPT - CMB
Etihad Airways
R9 818
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Sri Lanka

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R8 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R8 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just R8 500, but on average you can expect to pay R13 076.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Sri Lanka for under R124 800?

There are currently 2+ open flights from South Africa to Sri Lanka within the next 7 days for less than R124 800.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Sri Lanka one-way?

R6 471 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airways, with prices starting from R7 212 and R8 930, respectively.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Sri Lanka from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Sri Lanka

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sri Lanka.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sri Lanka.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Sri Lanka.

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Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before arriving in Sri Lanka.


Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Sri Lanka?

Returning to South Africa from Sri Lanka

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sri Lanka must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sri Lanka are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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Destination information for Sri Lanka

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Sri Lanka.
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Top 7 airlines flying from South Africa to Sri Lanka

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Sri Lanka choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
R8 156 R11 553 No cancel fee 75%
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Jet Airways
R9 419 R9 996 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Jet Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Singapore Airlines
R9 869 R12 591 No cancel fee 81%
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Qatar Airways
R9 946 R13 623 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R10 814 R13 561 No cancel fee 75%
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SriLankan Airlines
R11 370 R13 597 No cancel fee 68%
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Cathay Pacific
R12 521 R13 408 No cancel fee 72%
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